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You are reading: Lessons from the pandemic on fairer and more caring uni teaching and learning

Written by Sally Baker1, Joel Anderson2, Lisa Hartley3, Rachel Burke4, Tebeje Molla5

The pandemic forced universities to rush out remote delivery of their courses online. Now we have had time to take stock of the impacts.

Our newly published [NCSEHE-funded] Australia-wide research investigated the challenges and opportunities of remote delivery for culturally and linguistically diverse migrant and refugee (CALDMR) students and university staff.

We identified many changes to teaching and learning that we should strive to keep. Students and teachers told us they got to know each other on a more personal, human level. Being essentially inside each other’s homes led to higher levels of care and engagement.

Read the full article here: Lessons from the pandemic on fairer and more caring uni teaching and learning – NCSEHE


1University of New South Wales

2Australian Catholic University

3Curtin University

4University of Newcastle

5Deakin University